The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research across multiple eras of Jewish life worlds in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages through to the present. This research adopts a pan-European perspective and includes areas of Jewish emigration, especially Israel as well as North and Latin America.

Through events, university courses, and a broad range of publications, the research findings are presented both to a specialist audience and the interested public. This includes the internationally renowned bilingual »Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook«; the essay series »toldot« and »hefez«, and the magazine »Jewish History & Culture«. On the blog »Mimeo,« scholars offer an overview of their current research projects. The special collection of the institute library is also open to students and guests.



Exhibition: Jewish Album

Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

Next guided tour: Thursday, 8 June 2023, 2 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


Jewish Museums:

Foundation Histories and Current Positionings

Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer/Dr. Julia Roos

Sommer semster 2023, thursdays, 5.15-6.45 p.m.
In-person or digital


Jüdische Ritualgegenstände in Museen.

Ein Vergleich zwischen Europa und den USA

with Verena Kasper-Marienberg

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 5.15 p.m.


East Central Europe at the Crossroads:

Jewish Transnational Networks and Identities

18 to 20 June 2023
POLIN Museum, Warsaw


Why Jewish Museums Matter.

The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 5.15 p.m.